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Alcohol Stove for camping

UPDATED 4/19/20       Plus other Hot Topics – like Fire by Friction Seems that I am the last camper in North America to have heard of these clever contraptions. Backpackers who […]

MRCG – MRHS Operating Event 2013

The 18th Annual Muster of the West Coast Military Radio Collectors Group has just concluded on May 4th, 2013.  The meeting was set up at the California National Guard base […]

MRGC-MVCC Battalion Communications Center

UPDATED: 2/3/18 Battalion Communications Center – Military Vehicle Collectors of California Rally’s:  A periodic display of Military Communications Equipment at the MVCC events.  Some interesting “Joint Operations” were held at […]

Out There / HAARP

HAARP: High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program HAARP had been shut down at least temporarily since May 2013 due to budget cuts. But the primary reason is the inability of […]

Veterans Day Displays

Some photos of recent military radio displays set up for Veterans Day events. These are from November 11-13, 2016 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Danville CA. The theme for […]

Radio News

UPDATED 9/28/20 What’s happening at N6CC, both at the home QTH as well as off-grid Ops out in the boonies. Type 12 / MAW Hearability Tests:  In October 2010 we […]

Military Vehicle Collectors Rally April 2012

UPDATE: The MVCC Camp Delta and Battalion Communications Center for 2012 are now history. For some photos of the 2012 event setup, go to the Radio News category, MVCC Battalion […]

Crystal Radios / Fox Hole Radios: For me, it all started here

My father built this Heathkit CR-1 Crystal Radio for me for my birthday when I was in the 5th grade, circa 1959.  I helped ;0)….. It was a magical device […]

GRC-109 / GRC-9 Battery Operated Power Supplies

UPDATED 2/9/17 Both the GRC-9 and GRC-109 used the BA-48 battery to power their respective receivers as an option.  When operated from the various dynamotor, vibrator or AC supplies, the […]

The venerable Command Set

UPDATED 5/8/18 Most seasoned Hams grew up with these radios: transmitters, receivers or both.  Designed for high frequency AM Voice (mostly) or CW aircraft-to-aircraft communications during WWII, they performed the […]